Customs and immigration covers a range of border control procedures (referred to as 'immigration' in most countries other than US) and import of goods.

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Is immigration officer check if i'm working or studying or unemployed?

Is immigration officer check if I'm working, studying or unemployed? I'm a moroccan citizen and I'm planning to visit the philippine ( visa free for a stay up 30 days ) And my question is does the ...
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Do I need to show proof I will be leaving UK when I enter (as an EU citizen)?

I will be studying abroad in Edinburgh in the fall and will be using my Dutch passport the whole time I am there, as EU citizens don't need visas to study in the UK (I have dual citizenship for the US ...
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Minimum connection times at YUL, allowing for US pre-clearance

My wife and I are currently looking to travel from Canada to the United States in December. Looking at the itineraries currently on offer, one of the options is a Canadian domestic flight to ...
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Bringing snacks by plane

I am currently in India and I was planning on bringing back to Europe (Spain, in case it is relevant) some Indian Chips (packaged, about 100 to 200g each). The reason is not relevant for this ...
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Luggage, connecting flights and customs question for USA

I'm flying to the USA, from Australia, through LAX and catching a connecting flight 6 hours later, think it's the same ticket, booked all at once. I've never traveled before, and I'm wondering what ...
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Flying to the Philipines from Saudi Arabia with several electronic devices

I am traveling home from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines and I plan to bring with me 5 smartphones (in unopened boxes, as gifts), two personal laptops, 2 smartphones (personal), 1 iPod Touch and 1 ...
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ESTA, Visa, USA, Overstay, Help please!

I am currently in the US. Have been travelling and have only just checked my passport to find the stamp to leave says the 17th Sept. I must plead ignorance as I throughout applying for an ESTA I did ...
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International connection at US airport with US re-entry issue [duplicate]

I need to get to the Caribbean from Europe but had overstayed in the US about 7 years back and am supposedly denied re-entry fr 10 years... since all reasonable flight scenarios I find involved going ...
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Schengen visa application rejected because my US visa stamp expires in December. What are my options?

I went to the Italian consulate in Washington, DC today and they would not accept my visa application because they said my US visa stamp cannot expire less than 3 months after the end of my trip to ...
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US Customs when coming through Canada

I have an upcoming trip where I will be flying to and from Copenhagen, through Toronto. I notice that my departure and return gate in the Philadelphia airport is not in the international terminal. ...
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Multiple entry Schengen visa: Documents required at Immigration/Border control during second visit

I am an Indian passport holder having residence permit and working in Kuwait, I received a 90 days multiple-entry Schengen C visa issued by German embassy Kuwait for a business purpose. I successfully ...
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Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control

Assume a child (aged 15) has a different surname to its mother. They live with their mother and father, but the mother did not take the father's name on marriage. All three are UK citizens, have UK ...
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I will be travelling back to Inida from US after staying 5 months in US on J1 visa. Can I take a used donated Canon printer? [duplicate]

i am returning to india after staying in US for 5 months on J1 visa. I want to take one used donated canon printer cum scanner. Is that allowed or will i be asked to pay customs?
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Luggage Transfer for International Transfer

Purchased tickets thru Cheapflights on the Internet. When traveling to Thailand from Canada there are 2 stops. One in USA and Amsterdam. Will our luggage transfer thru or do we need to pick it up? Not ...
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Is NEXUS clearly better than Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check for US citizens?

I'm considering joining one of the US government's Trusted Traveler programs. I found this comparison chart on the Homeland Security website comparing TSA Pre-Check, Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI. ...
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Flying from NYC via Philadelphia to Halifax, I clear Immigration and Customs in Canada?

Because I am trying to process an immigration work permit for Canada, (I am an American citizen), I need to fly directly into Halifax from the States. I am trying to make sure that I don't clear ...
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Issues with US immigration after alleged overstay - how to handle?

I arrived in Miami International Airport (Feb 2013) and was taken aside by immigration who stated I had overstayed in the US in 1995 by a few days. It was claimed that I had not left the US and they ...
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Will I save much time by using the US preclearance facilities in Canada/Ireland rather than flying direct?

I'm planning a trip from Prague to NYC this summer. There is a direct flight to JFK and numerous transfer options. I've heard that JFK's customs can be a nightmare for non-US citizens and therefore ...
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Can we undergo US Immigration checks at Heathrow?

I'll be traveling from Mumbai, India to Gainesville, Florida. For that I have to board a flight at Mumbai which will drop me at Heathrow. I have layover time of about 8 hours at Heathrow, from where ...
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Is it possible to ship something from China to my Hotel in the U.S. if I am not a U.S. citizen?

Hope this fits the travel category. I will be travelling in the U.S. and I need to ship something to myself from China. How would customs work in that case when they get the package? Is there any ...
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Can we bring lavender wands from the US to the UK and back again?

We're traveling to the UK next week, and would like to take some lavender wands with us (lavender, dried, then woven with straw to make a nice smelling block). Does anyone know if UK Customs will ...
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Can I bring a beach sand to the US as a souvenir? [duplicate]

When entering the US, there is a question (11d) on Customs Declaration about bringing soil with me. Does a beach sand count as a soil? Can I still bring it? Do I have to declare it? This is a ...
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Dual Citizen - Ireland/UK entering Thailand

If I enter Thailand one week with my Irish passport and a few weeks later with my British one, will immigration know I am the same person? My issue is that on a recent scuba trip there I entered on ...
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What counts as a “visit” for immigration forms?

It is often asked in official immigration forms (US) about the countries visited in the past. Do flight connections count in this case, or do they mean exiting the airport/gate area?
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How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?

I have a multiple entry visitors visa for five years. I went to USA last year and lived there for one year with my husband (6 months entry and other 6 months of extension). I left USA legally. Now my ...
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If I get a tourist visa to Israel prior to traveling can I still get denied entry to Israel?

I heard that it's always a good idea -regardless of your destination- to get a visa to the country you traveling to prior to your travel even if it was the case that you can get a visa upon arrival as ...
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Will a UAE stamp in my passport cause problems entering Israel?

I will be traveling to Israel soon and am concerned because some colleagues have suggested that the visa stamps in my passport from the United Arab Emirates (eg Dubai) might cause me difficulties on ...
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Can I travel to Australia with my UN traveling document? [duplicate]

I have a refugee travel document (UN Passport) issued to me by Greece. I would like to travel to Australia or Canada. Do I need a visa for this travel?
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Couldn't return papers to border officials last time. Should I be afraid when going back to USA?

Three years ago I was on holidays in Canada and visited the Niagara Falls. I also went to the American side of the falls and got something like a "short-term visa". I also got a green paper with all ...
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Travel within EU Schengen area with lost residence permit card abroad

A friend in Prague just contacted me asking the possibility of traveling back to Italy. He is Pakistani passport holder and lives in Italy on student residence permit. He was traveling in Prague where ...
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Proof for onward travel in Non-schengen countries of EU

I'm from Singapore and planning trip to Eastern Europe, landing at Romania and taking a train to Bulgaria and back to Singapore. If I buy a one-way Singapore-Romania ticket and another one-way ...
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Leaving the USA after the visa waiver expired?

I came to the USA to see my long-distance partner. I am from Australia, 21 and came on the visa waiver program (the 90 days period) in March 2014. It was meant to be a visiting trip, but he proposed ...
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Can I travel with my video game to Germany?

I will be going to Germany next Monday and I will be there from 20 to 22 days, and I would like to take my PlayStation 4 with me, since sometimes I have problems to sleep. Is this possible. I come ...
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Does airport immigration ask for boarding pass on arrival?

I have dual nationality (although China doesn't recognise that) and will be leaving China to Sri Lanka on my Chinese passport which is in my Chinese name and which I have done on previous ocassions. ...
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Taking everyday medicine to Australia - do I need documentation for these?

I was planning a trip to Australia next month and was wondering: do I need to do anything/carry permits or prescription for everyday medicine like tylenol (acetaminophen), tums and Imodium? The ...
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Customs in coach travel between France and UK

When travelling between France and the UK via the Eurostar train, I have never actually been stopped by customs on either direction. I've seen some people being stopped, but it seems that it's on a ...
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US Citizen, US Company with UK subisdiary, How to work from UK? [migrated]

I'm a US citizen and I work for a US company. My company has a subsidiary in the UK where we have at least one person employed. What are my options for working from London? How long can a "business" ...
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Crossing back into Canada with alcohol already purchased in Canada?

I am a Canadian resident. I recently crossed into the U.S. as part of my vacation and will be re-entering Canada after 4 days in the U.S. When I entered the U.S, I already had alcohol in my RV ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa after being deported from the UK 3 years ago?

I'm an Indian national. I was holding a Tier 4 students visa in UK for 2009 to mid of 2011. I was removed to India on working excess of permitted hours, a breach of section 10(1)(a) of the immigration ...
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How do customs and immigration work in a sailboat?

So, I have this crazy dream. I'd love to purchase a little sailboat, make my way down the East Coast, across the Carribean, down South America, and end up in the Falklands, maybe Tierra Del Fuego, ...
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Carrying Bitcoin Internationally

I was reading this question and @Mikaveli's answer regarding a list of things not to bring, including money. So my question is, what if I bring my laptop across borders and its hard drive has a ...
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Will having a cancelled departure stamp in my passport cause problems when I travel?

Will I have problems in entering a country if I have a cancelled departure stamp from my home country? Will immigration ask questions about it, and what should I do?
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Importing shells from a US beach into Japan

Can someone take sand dollars found on a U.S. beach to Japan in their suitcase? Do they have to be treated to get through customs?
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What is a Seaman's book, and can it really replace a passport?

What is a "Seaman's book", and can it really replace a passport for some or all immigration purposes? Even Wikipedia the all-knowing does not seem to know, although it contains many tantalizing ...
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Canadian Citizen, but can I leave Canada with a foreign passport?

I am Canadian citizen with an Austrian passport as well. I wish to leave Pearson Airport using only my Austrian passport to live in EU. (I am in Canada a Canadian) Would this be acceptable?
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Returning after being removed from UK

I've recently been refused entry at Heathrow Airport and was detained for 6 hours with some interviews before they decided to put me on the next immediate direct flight back home. I wrote that I was ...
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Bringing brand new iPad and tablet

I planning to buy brand new iPad and tablet from the UK as I live here to take to Thailand for my cousin and my grandchild. Do I need to pay for custom tax?
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I have two passports/nationalities. How do I use them when I travel?

I am a citizen of two different countries, and have two passports. How should I use my passports when traveling?
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How many laptops can I take to UK?

I'll be traveling to England with a stopover in Dubai. I'm a student going to study in England and have two laptops (both Macbook Pros) and of course they're for my own use (can't seem to transfer the ...
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Do I need to apply for a new ESTA when flying from a different airline?

When I made my ESTA application half a year ago (so within the 2 years), I flew from Japan. I had to enter the details about my Airline and from where I departed. I'm going there again (this ...